Hi DP I've read your posts and the replies you've gotten with interest. I don't have much information, zen wise, to offer with regards death and the fear of it, although I do *get* where you're coming from. Some of the others will hopefully post on this subject perhaps. What I have found extremely useful is the site www.dharmaseed.org. I try to listen to at least one talk a day. In terms of repetitive, troublesome thoughts, there are some fairly good talks given by a teacher called Gloria Ambrosia. I've only been using the site for a month or so, so I'm sure there's a wealth of other stuff on there that could be checked out, and might be of some use. Take care, Rose
--- On Sun, 8/29/10, DP <dave.dplat...@gmail.com> wrote: From: DP <dave.dplat...@gmail.com> Subject: [Zen] Death To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Sunday, August 29, 2010, 2:59 PM ARe there any good meditations I can do which helps me deal with my fear of death? I just finished Thich Nhat Hanh's No Death No Fear, and I liked it, but I feel such a hard time getting around the idea of continuance - it's too much for my materialist mind. So maybe I need a different tack... How do I confront the reality of death with the aim towards lessening my fear of this?